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HRBT Tunnel Talk

Oct 16, 2020

A Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) will bore twin tunnels next to the existing Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnels as part of Virginia’s largest-ever construction project.
And, the big, bold machine will get a name before it comes out of final production. 
The Virginia Department of Transportation 
(VDOT) has launched a TBM...

Jul 30, 2020

As the Design-Builder for Virginia's largest construction project awaits Notice to Proceed, early work is underway on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project.  The South Island is percolating with activity to prepare the island for the massive Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) which will bore twin tunnels parallel...

Apr 22, 2020

Preparing to build the HRBT Expansion Project, Virginia's largest-ever construction project, didn't happen overnight.  Before you mine and widen under and over water, state and federal agencies have to sign off on plans.
In the latest installment of HRBT Tunnel Talk, Paula Miller, VDOT's Communications Manager,...

Jan 8, 2020

The new twin tunnels to be built at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel will use tunnel boring technology.  
The existing tunnels are immersed tubes.
In the latest installment of HRBT Tunnel Talk find out more about the Tunnel Boring Machine which will make a deep dive to dig parallel tubes. 
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